Sunday Reads: 24th February 2013
Whilst I think the way in which Karina Longworth has her cake and eats it with this piece – dismissing those that have written about Sheen whilst falling into similar traps herself – there is some really fascinating detail in this piece at LA Weekly.
A great long interview with the now retired (?) filmmaker Steven Soderbergh, which includes the following fascinating piece of news about Kafka:
Well, I’m remaking—it’s been a long process—but I’m overhauling Kafka completely. It’s funny—wrapping a movie 22 years later! But the rights had reverted back to me and Paul Rassam, an executive producer, and he said, “I know you were never really happy with it. Do you want to go back in and play around?” We shot some inserts while we were doing Side Effects. I’m also dubbing the whole thing into German so the accent issue goes away. And Lem and I have been working on recalibrating some of the dialogue and the storytelling. So it’s a completely different movie.
Hollywood has already begun tailoring films for China and much like Scott Mendelson I suspect this may result have worrying results.
Another of Glenn Kenny’s essential Blu-ray posts.
Filmmaker Alex Barrett on the miracle of cinema.
Liza Schwarzbaum’s final post for Entertainment Weekly.
Crunching the numbers on American porn stars yields some fascinating results.
E Film Critic provide an update on some of the most shameless quote whores.
A very interesting interview with Megan Phelps-Roper, who has recently left the Westboro Baptist church.
Another piece on how Hollywood is reacting to the growing market for films in Asia.